A federal judge refused to reconsider his January dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged Harrisburg, Pa.’s recovery plan.

John Jones III of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg ruled Wednesday that the City Council, city Controller Dan Miller and city Treasurer John Campbell do not get “a second bite at the apple.” They had argued that 2011 state law that pushed capital city Harrisburg into receivership violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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